A Taste of Angkor: Half-day Photography Tour

Locations

Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Kdei.

Duration

Half-day, approx. 4:45am-11:00am with short tea/coffee break.

Price

From $125 including transport by tuk tuk. Air-conditioned car available at +$15.

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Exclusions

  • entry fees
  • meals/drinks
  • equipment rental (optional)

On a tight schedule? This is the tour for you…

My half-day Angkor Wat photography tour is great for those with limited time to spend in the temples. This tour packs in the very best of Angkor, calling in at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, as well as a lesser-known temple in Banteay Kdei.

You can find the full itinerary below, but for now here’s a sneak peak of what we might see along the way…

The Finer Details

Full Itinerary

4:45am-11:00am – The day begins with what is inarguably Cambodia’s most iconic sight: The sun rising over the five towers of Angkor Wat. The sunrise holds such popularity among visitors that you’ll need to be up early to guarantee a good spot – I’ll pick you up from your hotel by 4:45am to ensure you the very best location, leaving you to capture that postcard-perfect image free from other tourists.

After sunrise we’ll take in some of Angkor Wat’s hallowed interior, as well as walk through the blissfully quiet grounds of the contemporary Buddhist pagoda also found on the site before strolling through the forest to the little-frequented East Gopura. Next up is the jungle ruin of Ta Prohm, made famous by the movie, Tombraider. Here, you’ll have the chance to marvel at the great white trees and monstrous vines that seem intent on reclaiming this temple for the jungle. Despite the popularity of this temple, we’ll be there before the majority of the crowds and will have much of it to ourselves, calling in at some of its most secret nooks and crannies. After Ta Prohm, we break briefly for refreshments nearby before heading to a lesser-known but no less impressive temple in Banteay Kdei; here we’ll concentrate on the intricate apsara carvings covered in lichen and spend some time with one of Angkor’s most awe-inspiring trees. You’ll be back to your hotel at around 11am.

*Please note, this tour does not visit Bayon (please see full-day itinerary instead).

Pricing

From USD $125. The standard tour price includes guiding and tuition for up to two guests inclusive of transportation by tuk tuk. If for reasons of comfort/temperature/rain you’d like to travel by air-conditioned vehicle, please add an extra $15 (or $20 where your group size is larger than three). Extra guests (beyond the two included places) can be added to the group at the rate of $25 per person, per day.

Inclusions/Exclusions

All of my tours include transport for the day, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, as well as my guiding and tuition services. Your entrance fee to the Angkor Archaelogical Park, meals and drinks, and tips for the driver are not included. Passes to Angkor are available in 1-day, 3-day and 1-week variants, priced at USD $37, $62, and $72 respectively. I recommend organising a pass the night before for this particular tour so as to guarantee you the best spot for sunrise. Let me know if you need help arranging this.

About the Tuition

The course is suitable for beginner, intermediate, and professional photographers alike. My tuition can be as full or fleeting as you need – many clients, particularly those just getting to grips with their DSLRs, love the photography tuition that runs alongside the tour and leave with whole host of new skills; professionals I’ve guided often just want to be ferried to the best sites at the best times. It really is up to you; I’ll tailor my guidance to suit you. Want to learn something specific? Just ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a group tour? Absolutely not. I don’t particularly find that group tours are conducive to delivering a quality photographic education, and so I don’t offer them as part of my tour packages. You’ll only have to share me with our driver!

Can I bring a partner/friend? Yes. The prices advertised include tuition for up to two people, so you can bring along one friend at absolutely no extra cost. If you’re planning on bringing more than one, please add $25/person per day to the tour fee. Please bear in mind that five people don’t fit in a tuk tuk, and so you’ll need to travel by private air-conditioned van at a slightly higher rate. Please see Pricing above.

What should I bring? You’ll need a sturdy pair of shoes, suitable clothing for visiting religious sites, sun protection, and your camera. And don’t forget to bring your park entrance pass – let me know if you need any assistance in organising a pass. I also recommend a tripod for the sunrise portion of the tour (available to rent at USD $5).

Email [email protected] for bookings and enquiries

Book a Tour

Fill out the details below to get the get the ball rolling; I’ll need a 20% deposit via Paypal to reserve your dates.

On a tight schedule? This is the tour for you…

My half-day Angkor Wat photography tour is great for those with limited time to spend in the temples. This tour packs in the very best of Angkor, calling in at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, as well as a lesser-known temple in Banteay Kdei.

You can find the full itinerary below, but for now here’s a sneak peak of what we might see along the way…

Locations

Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Kdei.

Duration

Half-day, approx. 4:45am-11:00am with short tea/coffee break.

Price

From $125 including transport by tuk tuk. Air-conditioned car available at +$15.

M

Exclusions

  • entry fees
  • meals/drinks
  • equipment rental (optional)

The Finer Details

Full Itinerary

4:45am-11:00am – The day begins with what is inarguably Cambodia’s most iconic sight: The sun rising over the five towers of Angkor Wat. The sunrise holds such popularity among visitors that you’ll need to be up early to guarantee a good spot – I’ll pick you up from your hotel by 4:45am to ensure you the very best location, leaving you to capture that postcard-perfect image free from other tourists.

After sunrise we’ll take in some of Angkor Wat’s hallowed interior, as well as walk through the blissfully quiet grounds of the contemporary Buddhist pagoda also found on the site before strolling through the forest to the little-frequented East Gopura. Next up is the jungle ruin of Ta Prohm, made famous by the movie, Tombraider. Here, you’ll have the chance to marvel at the great white trees and monstrous vines that seem intent on reclaiming this temple for the jungle. Despite the popularity of this temple, we’ll be there before the majority of the crowds and will have much of it to ourselves, calling in at some of its most secret nooks and crannies. After Ta Prohm, we break briefly for refreshments nearby before heading to a lesser-known but no less impressive temple in Banteay Kdei; here we’ll concentrate on the intricate apsara carvings covered in lichen and spend some time with one of Angkor’s most awe-inspiring trees. You’ll be back to your hotel at around 11am.

*Please note, this tour does not visit Bayon (please see full-day itinerary instead).

Pricing

From USD $125. The standard tour price includes guiding and tuition for up to two guests inclusive of transportation by tuk tuk. If for reasons of comfort/temperature/rain you’d like to travel by air-conditioned vehicle, please add an extra $15 (or $20 where your group size is larger than three). Extra guests (beyond the two included places) can be added to the group at the rate of $25 per person, per day.

Inclusions/Exclusions

All of my tours include transport for the day, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, as well as my guiding and tuition services. Your entrance fee to the Angkor Archaelogical Park, meals and drinks, and tips for the driver are not included. Passes to Angkor are available in 1-day, 3-day and 1-week variants, priced at USD $37, $62, and $72 respectively. I recommend organising a pass the night before for this particular tour so as to guarantee you the best spot for sunrise. Let me know if you need help arranging this.

About the Tuition

The course is suitable for beginner, intermediate, and professional photographers alike. My tuition can be as full or fleeting as you need – many clients, particularly those just getting to grips with their DSLRs, love the photography tuition that runs alongside the tour and leave with whole host of new skills; professionals I’ve guided often just want to be ferried to the best sites at the best times. It really is up to you; I’ll tailor my guidance to suit you. Want to learn something specific? Just ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a group tour? Absolutely not. I don’t particularly find that group tours are conducive to delivering a quality photographic education, and so I don’t offer them as part of my tour packages. You’ll only have to share me with our driver!

Can I bring a partner/friend? Yes. The prices advertised include tuition for up to two people, so you can bring along one friend at absolutely no extra cost. If you’re planning on bringing more than one, please add $50/person per day to the tour fee. Please bear in mind that five people don’t fit in a tuk tuk, and so you’ll need to travel by private air-conditioned van at a slightly higher rate. Please see Pricing above.

What should I bring? You’ll need a sturdy pair of shoes, suitable clothing for visiting religious sites, sun protection, and your camera. And don’t forget to bring your park entrance pass – let me know if you need any assistance in organising a pass. I also recommend a tripod for the sunrise portion of the tour (available to rent at USD $5).

Book a Tour

Fill out the details below to get the get the ball rolling; I’ll need a 20% deposit via Paypal to reserve your dates.